Lotteries for Education

Lotteries for Education

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For education students, teachers, and educational administrators, Boyle, who studies economics at the U. of Wales at Swansea, UK, and lectured in statistics and economics at the U. of Central England, Birmingham, examines the use of lotteries in schools, colleges, and universities in the UK, US, the Netherlands, and elsewhere. She provides examples of lotteries, why they were used, and the views of those involved, to help others make informed decisions about implementation. She also discusses the issue of choice, philosophical arguments for and against lotteries, what parents think, processes and types, effects on house prices, academic selection, fairness, and lotteries for student housing and teacher employment. Distributed in the US by the Philosophy Documentation Center. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Lotteries are widely used to decide places (seats) at schools, colleges and universities. Conall Boyle explores many examples to find out why. The emotional turmoil that the use of ballots can cause to students and parents alike is graphically described. But lottery selection teaches lessons too; now we can find proper answers to controversial questions like "Does choice work?" This book will be of interest to parents, pupils and teachers as well as educational administrators. Any student applying for admission to a university course should learn about the amazing weighted lottery for entry to medical schools in the Netherlands. There is a better way: it's a lottery!Lotteries for Education is part of Imprint Academic’s series of books on Sortition and Public Policy, Series Editor: Barbara Goodwin, University of East Anglia.


Lotteries are widely used to decide places (seats) at schools, colleges and universities. Conall Boyle explores many examples to find out why. The emotional turmoil that the use of ballots can cause to students and parents alike is graphically...

Publisher: Andrews UK Ltd, 2015
ISBN: 9781845406554
1845406559
9781845402105
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Characteristics: 1 online resource

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